The striker earned cult status with the West Ham United fans.

Hammers cult hero Carlton Cole has been handed a trial by League One side AFC Wimbledon, according to the Mirror, and impressed by scoring after just four minutes for their reserves against Southend last night.

The towering forward has been without a club after ending an unsuccessful spell with Celtic in the summer of 2016.

He made a name for himself during a nine-year stint with West Ham, and not always for the right reasons!

The much-maligned hitman received his fair share of criticism from the Hammers fanbase during his early years with the club, but eventually earned a cult status with the east London outfit.

Cole scored 68 goals in 293 appearances for West Ham, but it was his ungainly approach to the game that endeared him to the Hammers faithful.

West Ham fans will surely be happy to see the striker back in the game, and will undoubtedly keep a close eye on his progress.

AFC Wimbledon are currently deeply entrenched in a relegation battle, and will be hoping that the 34-year-old can provide them with the spark they need to begin their climb up the table.

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